Women take over the red carpet at Cannes

Sofia Boutella Salma Hayek Patty Jenkins Claudia Cardinale and other filmaker walk on the red carpet in protest of the lack of female filmmakers honored throughout the history of the festival at the screening of 'Girls Of The Sun (Les Filles Du So

Salma Hayek has spoken out against Harvey Weinstein's denials of sexual abuse against herself and actress Lupita Nyong'o, saying he hadn't responded to any other actresses' claims in the same way because they were both women of color.

Hayek said men should not be afraid of change in the gender balance.

"On these steps today stand 82 women representing the number of female directors who have climbed these stairs since the first edition of the Cannes Film Festival in 1946".

Cate Blanchett just led a Women's March on the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival to make a very important point.

The gender pay gap, however, will take far longer to close, Hayek said.

It will require not only fearless salary negotiation, but also, perhaps, some male actors' giving up a portion of their inflated salaries to be able to pay women salaries that are on par with theirs, she said.

"Ask what women are paid, and say, 'If she's not paid the same as the men, I'm not doing it'".

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"The actors have to say: 'OK, time's up".

"Time's up. You had a good run but it is time now to be generous with the actresses", she added. "If it's centered around my name, to get investors, then we can use that attention for a raft of female projects". "It worked. And I think we should enjoy it".

"But also the actors have to work together because if the male actors are asking for such big numbers, that part of it belongs a little bit to the women and in the past it was never given and the movie doesn't get done because they can not pay the actors what they were making.The actors have to say 'OK, time's up, I had a good run but now it's time to also be generous with the actresses in the films'".

"For years, he was my monster", Hayek wrote in an op-ed published in December by The New York Times. "So he went back, attacking the two women of color, in hopes that if he could discredit us".

Also 51-year-old Salma Hayek put on a pale blue dress that accentuates her ample Breasts.

Unless they made sacrifices, she said, "it is going to be hard for equality". But she said the #MeToo movement also is a great time for men "to rethink what it means to be a man".

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